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On February 7th, Lakewood’s very own Rhythm & Grace Ballroom Dance studio, owned by Angel & Cree Criado, held their first ever Peace, Love & Party Ball which was met with an outpouring of support and love.
Over 100 people from all over Northern Ohio packed the Grand Ballroom ready to have fun and show off their dance skills. Some 75 plus dances were executed in front of British and U.S. Champion Kimberley Mitchell, with all dances scoring in the mid and high 90s! After 5 amazing hours of dancing, everyone came together for a nice sit-down dinner and the evening highlights.
First, was a fundraising danceoff to help raise funds for Determined Daddies, a group of fathers who joined forces to raise funds and awareness for children with Type 1 Diabetes. With 30 people entered, $500 was raised, which Angel & Cree Criado matched, raising a total of $1,000 for the Determined Daddies. Angel and Cree, along with those associated with Determined Daddies, could not be more thankful to everyone who donated and danced in the Dance Off!
To top off the evening, there was an outstanding professional show danced by Cleveland’s own rising stars, Milagros Lareto & Kevin Ubilus. They stunned the crowd dancing 3 amazing dances ending the event with their authentic Peruvian Salsa which brought the crowd to their feet and filled the Grand Ballroom with applause and screams.
The event was an amazing success and Angel & Cree couldn’t be happier with the turn out. “We were overwhelmed by the amount of support we received from the community and other Northern Ohio Studios! We couldn’t have asked for better people to join us on our first ever event as Rhythm & Grace! Thank you and LOOK OUT, as we plan to make our Peace, Love & Party Ball an annual event!”
Angel and Cree Criado are the owners of Rhythm & Grace Ballroom Dance Studio located on Madison Avenue in Uptown Lakewood, Ohio.